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  • South Portland renews concern about contamination from dry cleaner

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For at least 25 years, a harmful chemical has existed in soil beneath and air around Pratt-Abbott Cleaners at Broadway and Cottage Road. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recorded tetrachloroethylene contamination in the late 1980s and again in 20...

  • Scarborough School Board members urge defeat of revised budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board finance committee, taking direction from the Town Council, eliminated $500,000 in a revised School Department budget proposal that goes to voters July 7. Board members said the reduction will cripple clubs, sports and after-school activities. ...

  • Falmouth plans 1st step toward all-day kindergarten, leaving day-care providers wary

    FALMOUTH — Starting this fall, Lunt School will offer day care to kindergarten students during school hours when their classes are not meeting. But the change, designed to please parents, is creating concerns for some operators of day-care businesses. The school is adjusting i...

  • Panel offers ideas for redevelopment of Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — As the owners of the Falmouth Shopping Center began advertising for tenants to fill vacant storefronts and possibly develop 28 acres of land around the Route 1 center, the Community Development Committee offered opinions to the Town Council about the future of the shopping center...

  • Falmouth students are 'angels' to deployed Marine

    FALMOUTH — When Cpl. Sean De La Rosa of Texas shipped off for a tour of Afghanistan with the U.S. Marine Corps, he never imagined it would lead him to Falmouth. But when he agreed to participate in the Soldiers' Angels program, which is a volunteer organization that provides comfort...

  • State Theater takes step toward reopening

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday approved the return of dancing and entertainment to the State Theater on Congress Street. The council also approved a food and alcohol license for the theater, which has been closed since 2006 due to safety and fire code violations. According...

  • Pownal residents mobilize to keep Middle School open

    POWNAL — A Regional School Unit 5 budget proposal to close Pownal Middle School has a handful of parents and community members rallying to keep the classes in Pownal. Jonathan ...

  • Committee proposes $4M 'civic campus' on Falmouth school property

    FALMOUTH — Residents may soon be asked if they want to pay for a long-awaited recreation center, and larger Town Hall and library spaces, if proposals to update the Plummer Motz and Lunt schools are sent to voters this November. The Community Facilities Planning Committee announced a...

  • SAD 51 budget restores some jobs, thanks to stimulus funds

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 can restore about five positions in its fiscal 2011 budget thanks to extra federal stimulus funds, Superintendent Robert Hasson said on Tuesday. Stimulus money toward general purpose aid has already been accounted for, Hasson said, ...

  • $7.3M later, renovated Portland library prepares to greet the public

    PORTLAND — The Public Library on Monument Square is set to reopen next week, following a year of renovations that have transformed the space into a brighter, sunnier and more open place to read, go online or take in an event. The $7.3 million renovation project included constructing ...